SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: PRODUCING QUALITY ALFALFA AND GENES AND THE FUTURE OF FORAGE CROPS

01 Dec 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: PRODUCING QUALITY ALFALFA AND GENES AND THE FUTURE OF FORAGE CROPS

8:00-12:30pm

Producing Quality Alfalfa (Moderator: Konrad Mathesius, UC Cooperative Extension, Colusa, CA)

  • Defining and Re-Defining Forage Quality
    David Combs, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Changing Nature of Dairy Rations
    Heidi Rossow, University of California Veterinary Medical Center, Tulare, CA
  • Agronomic Factors Affecting Forage Quality in Alfalfa
    Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Innovative Methods to Preserve Quality in Alfalfa
    Kevin Shinners, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Preserving Quality and Other Advantages of Bale Wrapping: Iowa and California Experiences
    Daniel Funke, Funke Custom Baling and Hay Sales, Larchwood, IA, and Brandon Fawaz, Fawaz Farming, Etna, CA
  • Discussion

Genes and the Future of Forage Crops (Moderator: Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA)

  • Roundup Ready Alfalfa: Avoiding Injury while Maximizing Weed Control
    Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension, Yreka, CA
  • Emerging Genetic Technologies that May Impact Forage Crops
    Charlie Brummer, Director, Plant Breeding Center, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Low Lignin Alfalfa: Wide Area Field Test Results
    Mark Sulc, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Roundtable Discussion Q & A: What is the Potential Role of Reduced Lignin for Alfalfa and Dairy Production Systems and Hay Markets?
    Mark McCaslin, Forage Genetics International, Don Miller, Alforex Seeds, David Combs, University of Wisconsin, Heidi Rossow, University of California, Mar Sulc, The Ohio State University, and Charlie Brummer, University of California